Discover beautiful Barcelona, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Toledo and the highlights of Spain’s Andalusia region on this 8-day tour. Spend two days exploring Barcelona at your own pace; then, ride a high-speed train to Madrid. Explore the cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Granada’s Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. You’ll enjoy seven overnight stays in 3- or 4-star hotels as well as several guided tours and round-trip transportation by deluxe coach.
After pickup from the Barcelona airport, spend two days in Barcelona at your own pace tasting tapas in the city’s Gothic Quarter, and admiring Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Then, ride the high-speed train to Madrid for a sightseeing tour and free time to explore on your own. Saunter down Gran Via with its shops and restaurants, see the La Cibeles statue, and explore Plaza de Espana. After your time in Madrid, travel through legendary Don Quixote country to Cordoba, where a city tour will reveal Cordoba’s medieval courtyards, winding alleys and mix of Jewish and Arab cultures.On the same day, continue to Seville, on the Guadalquivir River, where you’ll see Seville Cathedral, the Maria Luisa Gardens and the colorful Santa Cruz Quarter. Continue your journey to Granada, renowned for the amazing architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and its Generalife Gardens. The last stop on your 8-day tour before returning to Madrid is Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City where Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures combine.Your tour includes round-trip transportation by deluxe coach, six nights of accommodation in 3- to 4-star hotels and guided visits to many attractions. Daily breakfasts and some dinners are included, and for lunch, your guide can recommend great places in the city for you to eat (own expense). For a detailed schedule of each day, see the Itinerary section below.